Posted by Liv | Filed under Blue Monday
The murder of my Aunt Estella (Chapple) Thomas wasn’t the only shooting tragedy my mother experienced in her family. My aunt’s oldest daughter, Carolyn (Bingham) Bryant, was murdered at age 29 on 10 April 1975. I was 15 years old walking home from school when my mom pulled alongside me and told me to get in the car. As soon as I got in, she immediately told me that daddy heard on the mid-day news that a, Carolyn Bryant, of the 2500 block of Pierce Street, died early that morning. He wasn’t sure, but he thought it was mom’s niece. Therefore, we were in route for Carolyn’s house to find out for sure. It was her! Carolyn was a shy soft-spoken woman who kept to herself. Who would want to kill her?
Posted by Liv | Filed under Sentimental Sunday
It’s Sentimental Sunday at geneabloggers.com and this daily blogging prompt allows genealogy bloggers a chance to focus on a sentimental story or memory about an ancestor, or a wonderful family tradition. Today is Father’s Day 2012 and my fondest memories this weekend have been about my father and his smooth swag and style that were captured in some 1940 photos I recently scanned to my computer!
Cock your hat – angles are attitudes.” — Frank Sinatra
Frank Sinatra’s quote above sums up exactly how my father wore his FEDORA (in the photo to the left) – cocked at an angle with attitude. Daddy LOVED his fedora hats and wore them with their pinch-front teardrop-shaped crowns, front brims “snapped down,” and back brims “snapped up!”
As I researched online this past week about the type of fashion my dad wore in the 1940′s, and about his favorite fedoras in particular, I discovered that this hat was actually a female fashion item in 1889. The heroine in the play – Fédora – wore a hat that was similar to what is known as the fedora today.
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Posted by Liv | Filed under Genealogy Fun
It’s Saturday Night Genealogy Fun with genealogy extraordinaire – Randy Seaver — and tonight’s activity is to determine the popularity of my name through the decades – 1880 – 2000!
Tonight’s challenge is:
1) Go to the Popular Baby Name page on the Find the Best website at http://popular-baby-names.findthebest.com (or just click the screenshot of the site above)
2) Enter your given name into the search box, click the appropriate gender button, and click on the “All” Decade button. Note the results for your given name.
3) Tell us about how the popularity of your name has changed over the decades. Were you named during the buildup, the height, or the draw down of the popularity of your given name?”
4) Share your results in a blog post of your own, in comments to this blog post, or in a Facebook status or Google+ Stream post.